L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Build valuable connections

Take advantage of advising, career services, internships, student organizations and more.

The Wilder School connects you from day one to make sure you have the resources you need to succeed. Our advising staff offers invaluable academic support, and our Office of Student Success provides career services and internship programs to all students within the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Our students offer each other a lot, too — at the Wilder School, you’re part of a diverse network of peers you can learn from and build valuable relationships with throughout your career. You’ll connect with undergraduates, graduate students and professionals from across our academic areas.

Develop as a leader, meet like-minded peers and serve the community through service learning or in one of the organizations below. Whatever your interests, the Wilder School offers an opportunity that matches.

Office of Student Success Programming

At the Office of Student Success, we provide programming to promote and support your professional development and preparation for careers in government and public affairs.

Government, nonprofit, state and local agencies partner with us to engage with students and share internship and career opportunities.

We provide a range of professional workshops, including resume writing, interviewing strategies, building your professional brand and employer showcase presentations.


Inaugural Get in Gear for Your Career Employer Showcase

Wednesday, April 4 (10 am -12 pm and 1pm-3pm) in the Raleigh Building (1001 W.Franklin St.).

Get in Gear for Your Career Employer Showcase


National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Information Session

Monday, April 9 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm in the Raleigh Building room 1013

Come join us for this amazing opportunity to talk with representatives of the NGA. This can give you a chance to see what they look for when going through resumes, and what job opportunities and internships they have open at this time. This is a great opportunity for students of all majors looking for jobs and internships. Feel free to explore the website here: NGA website


Find a job

We want to make sure Wilder students land great jobs. To help that happen, we use the HireVCURams portal to post internships and job opportunities at government agencies, nonprofits and private firms engaged in public sector work. Take a look to find your first (or next) career move.

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